The funeral for Bernice Modine Royster will be at the First Baptist Church in Ralston, Oklahoma at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. She passed away on August 31, 2017 at Fairfax, Oklahoma. Modine was born November 27, 1932 in Laverne, Oklahoma to Willard and Ethel Culp.
The Culp family moved from Laverne, Oklahoma to Little Chief for work in the oil field. From there they moved to the 160 acre farm where she was raised going to school and graduating from Burbank High School in May of 1951.
Modine married Raymond Leroy Royster December 22, 1950. They had one son, Larry Joe and one daughter Sandra Kay. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Modine was a master home cook and seamstress making many ‘little girl’ dresses for Sandy as a toddler through high school. She then turned to quilting as a hobby spending many hours making quilts for her kids and grandchildren. She, also, worked for Munsingware for several years at both the Pawnee and Hominy shop while being a wife and mother.
Modine was preceded in death by her parents, Willard and Ethel Culp, her husband, Raymond Royster, and two beloved granddaughters, Shannon and Diana Widener, an older sister, Beulah Griffith and brother, Carol Culp.
She is survived by her son, Larry Joe Royster and wife Martha, daughter, Sandy Widener and husband Everette, 3 granddaughters, Jenny, Jilisa, and Tara and one grandson, Jake Royster. From these grandchildren Modine has 12 great-grandchildren and a great-grandson due in November. Modine is, also, survived by one sister, Vivian (Culp) Bunch of Enid, Ok and one brother, Frank Culp and wife, Neoma of Fairfax, OK, along with several nieces and nephews on both sides of her family.
The family would like to extend sincere thanks to the Fairfax Nursing Home and staff for their love and care they have shown to Modine during her lengthy stay.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Poteet Funeral Home in Pawnee, Oklahoma.
The family would like to request that memorials be made through the funeral home to the First Baptist Church of Ralston, Oklahoma in lieu of flowers.